A stage hypnotist used perform full body catalepsy to show how strong hypnosis can be. They would induce hypnosis & literally bring on full rigidity of all muscle groups within the body. The body would become as stiff & then sometimes would rest the person’s head & feet each on a chair, & even sit or stand on them. Obviously there is no therapeutic use to full body catalepsy, it is now considered unethical therefore not practised in therapeutic hypnosis. Catalepsy may be used now on just one group of muscles, either for proof of hypnosis or to deepen the state, but never the full body.
The word “mesmerism” stems back to the work of australian, Dr Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815). Who developed ideas from the healing work of the Shamans, also known as healers or medicine men. Mesmer worked with a theory called "Animal Magnetism". He used objects such as magnets in which he believed “cosmic fluid” inside them would be stimulated by the magnets, restoring the energy flow in his patients, curing their illnesses. Mesmer had a high success rate among patients who reported feeling “mesmerised".
The introduction of trance like states to heal has been around for thousands of years but the origin of what we would call hypnosis began with Franz Anton Mesmer who believed in a theory that a “cosmic fluid” was stored in inanimate objects such as magnets and as such would apply them to points on his patients and this “cosmic fluid” then transferred to the patient and healed their illness. He later went on to theorise that he himself was the conduit of this healing and so was coined the phrase animal magnetism. There is no
After getting a general outlook of people’s views on ‘Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy’, I realized that people tend to base their assumptions about hypnosis on stage acts,“ I have seen in movies and read in books, it is executed by ways of swinging a pocket watch back and forth”, expressed one individual when asked what hypnosis meant to her. People fail to recognize that stage hypnotists screen their volunteers to select the most cooperative and responsive exhibitionists. The hypnotist is only a practitioner skilled in the art of hypnosis who facilitates the client to achieve his goals. Hypnosis is not a form of sleep and the client is at all times under control and cannot be made to do anything against his/her will. What people fail to acknowledge is that the success of hypnosis lie’s in the self.
And received a doctorate in 1766 and a dissertation on the influences of the planets on the human body. In the 1770’s Mesmer was interested in A Catholic priest Father Johann Gasser who used a metal crucifix during hypnosis to exorcise speeded people. Mesmer focussed not on possession but the element magnetism of fluids in the body and developed this theory to animal magnetisms as healing possibility. He then practice this with Franciscka Sterling in 1774 as his first patient then progressed from magnets to electrodes and the use of his hands. In 1777 Mesmer it seemed as though he had restored sight to a young lady musician blind since birth but this was never proved medically and he was then accused of using
Puységur became a much sought after and highly successful hypnotherapist in France. In 1785, he taught a course in animal magnetism to the local Masonic society, which he said these words: “I believe in the existence within myself of a power. From this belief derives my will to exert it. The entire doctrine of Animal Magnetism is contained in the two words: Believe and Want. I believe that I have the power to set into action the vital principle of my fellow-men; I want to make use of it; this is all my science and all my means.
Keep in mind that hypnotherapy is not dangerous. The hypnotist cannot make you do something you don't want to do. The greatest risk usually involves the unintended creation of false memories based on suggestions from the hypnotherapist. As for the drawbacks, the major criticism of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is that no research to date has proven it works. Also, hypnotherapy is not considered a valid treatment for people who are alcoholics or drug addicts or are dealing with hallucinations and psychotic
For instance, a philosopher named Albert Campus states , “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” Furthermore, some commentator’s voice that physician assisted suicide is requested because of poor care, is simply wrong, only leads to a downhill path, and goes against the purpose of medical treatment. On the other hand, others argue that assisted suicide protects people from pain and is an unselfish act. However, according to the Hippocratic Oath medical professionals agree that they will not give patients lethal
The influential High Priest Raymond Buckland said that a human's soul reincarnates into the same species over many lives in order to learn lessons and advance spiritually, but this belief is not universal, as many Wiccans believe in the reincarnation of the soul through different species. However, a popular saying amongst Wiccans is that "once a witch, always a witch", indicating a belief that Wiccans are the reincarnations of previous witches. Typically, Wiccans who believe in reincarnation believe that the soul rests between lives in the Otherworld or Summerland, known in Gardner's writings as the "ecstasy of the Goddess". Many Wiccans believe in the ability to contact the spirits of the dead who reside in the Otherworld through spirit mediums and Ouija boards. Though some disagree with this practice, such as High Priest Alex Sanders, who stated that "they are dead; leave them in peace."
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